On 16th June, Wyre Borough Council approved plans for a Mixed use development comprising retail (A1), cafe/restaurants (A3) and leisure development (D2) with associated parking, servicing, access and landscaping at Barton Grange, North of Preston. The development includes a 4 lane dedicated curling rink. Full details of all the development can be found here: www.wyre.gov.uk/planningApplication/42088
Barton Grange is run by the Topping family and Guy Topping has become a curler and plays with Preston CC. They also run a hotel just South of the proposed site which is attached to an existing garden centre.
THE ECA AGM IS BEING HELD AT THE BARTON GRANGE HOTEL ON SUNDAY 28th JUNE AND THERE WILL BE A VISIT TO THE SITE OF THE NEW DEVELOPMENT.
This is tremendous news for curling in the North of England.